Conformal Applique Antennas for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Aircraft

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Special Operations Command
Amount:
$762,955.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
H92222-07-C-0071
Award Id:
79285
Agency Tracking Number:
S061-002-0055
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2140 Newmarket Parkway, Suite 110, Marietta, GA, 30067
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
796267656
Principal Investigator:
JohnsonWang
Chief Scientist
(770) 955-9311
jjhwang@weo.com
Business Contact:
PaulButler
Director of Program Devel
(770) 955-9321
pbutler@weo.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR phase-II proposal is to develop conformal applique antennas mounted on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and aircraft for FM/TV broadcast in PSYOPS (psychological-operations). The technical problem is very challenging, especially for that on UAVs, because of the constraints on antenna size and form factor by the platform, and since the gain-bandwidth of an antenna is fundamentally limited by the antenna's physical size in wavelength at FM and TV frequencies. Therefore, USSOCOM conducted a phase-I effort in support of PGR (PSYOP Global Reach) ACTD (Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration). Wang Electro-Opto Corporation (WEO), as one of three companies chosen to perform phase-I research, was selected to move forward toward Phase-II. The Phase-II objectives are to support the LRBS (Long Range Broadcast System) payload development effort in the PGR program. WEO's proposed technical approach is based on its unique broadband, low-profile, conformable Spiral-Mode Microstrip (SMM) antenna technology. While the feasibility of this technical approach has been demonstrated in Phase-I using frequency-scaled breadboard models, Phase-II research must deal with effects of the pod and the antenna EMC/EMI issues. Refinements and tradeoffs of the design to meet the LRBS specifications are needed. Prototypes with TRL 6 or higher are to be developed and delivered.

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